It is just way cheaper to make them look somewhat like new again and most of the stuff I buy in the stores is trash. I am 33, employed professionally, but live in Vancouver so these are the things I have to do. I eat take-out once a week, and I'm maxed out. I go to a restaurant once in a blue moon and it's regular restaurants... not fancy shit. Sometimes I look at my friends and I just get anxious watching them spend spend spend. Good luck Vancouver... or millenials in general. I think you're quite screwed if this is how you spend and save.